Photos, Prints, Drawings 1994 New York State Winner Title of Quilt: Variable Star/ Flying Circles
About this Item
- 1994 New York State Winner
- Other Title
- Title of Quilt: Variable Star/ Flying Circles
- Contributor Names
- Strasberg, Lois (Creator)
- Created / Published
- Brooklyn, New York, May, 1993 - October, 1993
- Subject Headings
- - Quilting
- - Quilt patterns
- - quilt piecing
- - quilt tops
- - aesthetics
- - batting (textiles)
- - applique quilts
- - hand quilting
- - machine quilting
- - artistic hobbies
- - quilt blocks
- - cotton fabrics
- - Photographs
- - United States -- New York -- Brooklyn
- - The following information was supplied by the quiltmaker:
- - Quilt size: 70" x 88"
- - If your quilt is based on a traditional pattern or an earlier quilt, what is the name of the pattern? Where did you learn the pattern? "I used the basic pattern pieces from a traditional Drunkard's Path and re-configured. I referred to a book on historical American Quilts."
- - How did you choose the materials used in your quilt? "I spend many months searching for specific fabrics for a quilt. I knew I wanted 1930's geometrics. There are about 50 different fabrics in this quilt that I found in NY, NJ, and PA. There are a few vintage fabrics in it. Finding fabrics is as much of a quest as making the quilt."
- - Quiltmaker's motivation: "Quilting, for me, is more than a pleasurable hobby -- it's more like an historical compulsion. Having never been taught, it was as if I always knew how."
- - How long have you been making quilts? "I've made about 30 full-size quilt in the past 20 years." / How did you learn to quilt? "Self-taught."
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- Color transparency
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1997/011: Folder 9026 P1
- Source Collection
- Lands' End All-American Quilt Collection (AFC 1997/011)
- American Folklife Center
- Online Format
FormatPhotos, Prints, Drawings
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Strasberg, Lois. 1994 New York State Winner. Brooklyn, New York, May, - October, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000502/. (Accessed January 18, 2017.)
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Strasberg, Lois. 1994 New York State Winner. Brooklyn, New York, May, - October, 1994. Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/qlt000502/>.